Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,625,290 0.6 % $20.16 $41,930 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.37 $15.39 $19.00 $23.75 $29.40
Annual Wage (2) $25,740 $32,000 $39,520 $49,410 $61,150


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 585,720 61.16 $20.76 $43,180
Specialized Freight Trucking 237,410 53.44 $20.29 $42,210
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 63,650 8.71 $22.28 $46,340
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 52,180 29.58 $18.79 $39,090
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 39,250 6.67 $18.90 $39,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 585,720 61.16 $20.76 $43,180
Specialized Freight Trucking 237,410 53.44 $20.29 $42,210
Support Activities for Road Transportation 36,790 40.36 $16.73 $34,790
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing 52,180 29.58 $18.79 $39,090
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 24,240 24.98 $20.53 $42,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 240 0.19 $32.69 $68,000
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 50 0.01 $29.91 $62,220
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 280 0.02 $28.42 $59,120
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 26,310 5.16 $28.20 $58,660
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 380 0.10 $27.21 $56,590


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 165,650 14.75 1.23 $20.02 $41,640
California 127,330 8.42 0.70 $20.86 $43,380
Pennsylvania 72,590 12.84 1.07 $20.80 $43,260
Florida 70,320 9.17 0.76 $17.64 $36,700
Illinois 66,890 11.60 0.96 $21.90 $45,550



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 16,630 37.75 3.14 $24.43 $50,810
Arkansas 33,610 29.00 2.41 $17.47 $36,350
Nebraska 26,080 27.66 2.30 $20.28 $42,180
Iowa 37,410 24.73 2.06 $19.93 $41,450
Wyoming 6,980 24.69 2.05 $23.31 $48,480



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,890 8.88 0.74 $26.00 $54,070
North Dakota 16,630 37.75 3.14 $24.43 $50,810
District of Columbia 430 0.64 0.05 $23.40 $48,670
Wyoming 6,980 24.69 2.05 $23.31 $48,480
Massachusetts 22,760 6.85 0.57 $23.06 $47,970




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 38,040 10.14 0.84 $23.57 $49,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 36,480 12.83 1.07 $23.01 $47,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 29,820 12.49 1.04 $20.07 $41,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 29,430 7.26 0.60 $20.06 $41,720
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 27,520 12.29 1.02 $20.00 $41,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 25,960 4.82 0.40 $22.71 $47,240
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 24,590 19.67 1.64 $22.84 $47,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 17,270 9.47 0.79 $21.88 $45,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 17,180 9.41 0.78 $20.02 $41,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 15,950 12.22 1.02 $19.98 $41,550